Introduction to Coaching Supervision programme

The supervisory workshop for the South West Leadership Academy’s Introduction to Coaching Supervision programme took place on Tuesday. The programme is for qualified coaches and involves a short introductory and post programme webinar, a taught study day, which is highly participative and an action learning set. The programme comprises an overview of the concept, nature and value of coaching...

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Unconscious Bias for Leaders

Learning about unconscious bias has the potential to transform the way leaders manage diverse teams, recruit staff, and engage with patients. But it is only part of the puzzle. Leaders must still develop an array of skills essential to leading diverse teams – skills such as understanding of organisational culture and challenging unacceptable behaviour. This bespoke masterclass will place...

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Dialogic OD open for applications

Change is a constant in our world and the world of work and organisations. How we handle that change – initiating, shaping, guiding is changing, particularly in the context of a world that is emerging through uncertain, volatile and complex conditions. In such conditions a more emergent approach to change is needed. That’s not to say that the more...

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Rosalind Franklin programme Taunton cohort

The Rosalind Franklin programme aims to help shape mid-level leaders’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours to help them become outstanding, compassionate and inclusive leaders, working at all levels across the health and care system, to help improve services for people who access them. Applications are now open for cohorts starting later this year and there is a Taunton cohort. The...

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ILM7 programme started this week

The South West Leadership Academy’s ILM7 programme started this week. The programme will provide the skills and knowledge to practice as a confident and competent coach. It is designed for senior managers who wish to develop their expertise in the field of coaching or who wish to establish coaching on an organisational level. It is very much focused on...

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Improvement Leaders Collaborative learning event

This week we held the learning event for the end of our Improvement Leaders Collaborative programme. Christina Quinn, Director of the South West Leadership Academy was delighted to attend to to join in celebrating participants’ learning and congratulate them. The programme was for teams delivering cross-system change and improvement projects, it fast tracked their team development and tackled real...

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Facilitating Creative Problem Solving

Our three day Facilitating Creative Problem Solving course took place this week at Dillington House in Somerset. It was an intensive, skills-building experience, where participants learnt to facilitate creative problem solving in groups and it was highly experiential. Participants took turns in three roles, working as part of a learning ‘lab’, which were: Facilitating the group, and learning to use...

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Resilient Leadership programme

The South West Leadership Academy’s (SWLA) Resilient Leadership programme started this week. The programme is designed to support middle and senior leaders by building their personal resilience and developing their confidence, knowledge, and skills to lead for wellbeing. The four modules are spread over a three-month period and offer participants a chance to build, advocate and support both their...

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Applications open for Coaching Skills for Leaders programme taking place in Salisbury on Weds 31st July

Here at the South West Leadership Academy we understand the importance of providing those with leadership responsibility the opportunity to develop skills in coaching and embedding a coaching style into their leadership and management practice. Our recent Building Relationships events also provided feedback to say that you would like to see this offered within our portfolio too. Our one...

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Emerging Talent in OD Review Day

The review day for our Emerging Talent in Organisational Development Programme took place today (Wednesday 8th May) at Taunton Rugby Club. Participants learnt about several new tools, skills and approaches to diagnosing and intervening effectively in organisational systems and were made aware of the body of knowledge they can access, both in terms of other resources, and within the...

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